donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
from tap with decent white head. clear brown body. malty smell and tastes, finishes clean. pretty average brown ale.
RRistow12 (94) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight malt taste with little bitterness. Bit of roasted and chocolate malt taste but not very robust. Low to medium bodied. More of a session beer. Okay overall.
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Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
After hiking around Kelley Island for a while it was time to visit the island bar. That turned out to be a small little place just off the shore and well worth a visit if you happen to be visiting. Skipping the two light pale ales on offer I had pints of this and the Belgian. Considering the locale they were both great discoveries. If you happen to catch them on tap it is well worth the $4.50.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep brown body absorbed most light making it one of the darker brown ales I’ve seen. The nose was shelled peanuts, toast, slightly undercooked brownies and hops. The blend was easy on the olfactory senses.
Flavor / Palate - Hops melded with chocolate, rye toast and semisweet cocoa butter. A light malty aftertaste capped a balanced experience. It didn’t take long to eliminate the pint after letting it warm above freezing. Were this from a larger brewery I wouldn’t have been so generous with the score. However considering the limitations of the brewer he’s done a great job.
Panzuriel (1223) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice dark brown clear liquid with a good head. Aroma of hops and molassess. Taste is sweet at first and then turns a bit cloying as it warms. body is thin and smooth.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/26/2006 - Poured brown with a short offwhite head that stayed pretty well and laced the glass some. Aromas of roasted malt, nuts, and light hops. Flavor is roasty throughout with some definite nut flavors as well. Light bodied and rpetty well carbonated. Smooth drinking.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle from Sandusky, OH. Dark brown color with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted. Solid roasted malt aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted malt flavor with a short smooth finish. Good start soft finish.